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Virtual Seminar via Zoom Meeting


Publishing your work in an influential journal begins with good research, but there is much more to it. This talk will demystify the editorial process at Nature-family journals, including Nature and Nature research titles, as well as open access Nature Portfolio journals. What takes a paper from new submission to an accepted article? We will discuss what editors look for in potential papers and how best to communicate your work to the editor, the reviewers, and ultimately the readers to ensure your key points easily get across. We will walk through all stages of the editorial and peer review process, from how editors select referees, to how decisions are made from a set of reports. You will also learn the keys to a convincing cover and response letter and putting together a successful appeal.

Biography: Teresa is a Senior Editor at Communications Chemistry, an open access Nature Portfolio journal publishing high-quality research, reviews and commentary in all areas of the chemical sciences. Teresa also works as a Freelance Editor for Nature, Nature Water, and Nature Communications. In 2021, she handled the materials chemistry content at Nature as Locum Associate Editor. Before becoming an Editor, Teresa held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, Riverside, where she worked on the solvothermal synthesis of borides. She graduated from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in 2016 with a doctoral degree in solid-state chemistry. She synthesized oxoanionic compounds to study their crystal structures and luminescence properties. Her undergrad studies targeted organometallic phosphine complexes for photocatalysis. Teresa is based in Berlin, Germany.


Teresa Schauperl, Ph.D.

Senior Editor
Communications Chemistry
Springer Nature Group
Berlin, Germany


Yang Yang, Ph.D. NanoScience Technology Center